WAIVER OF LIABILITY
In consideration of The Barrington Yacht Club (“BYC”) allowing me to participate in any sailing or racing event hosted, co-hosted, sponsored, co-sponsored or otherwise organized and/or run by BYC, or where BYC has involvement therein, during the 2016 racing season, including without limitation, any local, regional, national or international regatta, any Tuesday Evening Series, any Senior Circuit Series, the Bud Humphrey Race, the Pret Gladding Race, any Women Teaching Women event, any charitable regatta, any NBYA regatta, any Frostbite event, etc. (any such event a “Sailing Event”), I recognize and understand that each Sailing Event is voluntary in nature and participation is at the invitation of BYC. I recognize that I incur risks attendant to sail and water related activities, particularly in cold weather, and I assume the risk of any bodily injury that I may incur while participating in any Sailing Event. In accordance with Section 7-6-9 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, I fully agree to waive any and all claims, charges, losses and liabilities, including those caused by negligence, that BYC, its respective officers, directors, trustees, employees, members, volunteers, race committee, protest committee or agents might have for, and agree that BYC, its respective officers, directors, trustees, employees, members, volunteers, race committee, protest committee or agents shall not be liable for, any bodily injury to myself incurred while I am participating in any Sailing Event or which may arise from, or in any way be in connection with, the activities of any Sailing Event and/or its organizers. I am aware that the activities may involve maneuvering a boat, sailboard, or watercraft in deep waters in potentially hazardous conditions which may include, without limitation, cold water and/or air temperatures, strong winds and currents, high waves, sudden and unexpected immersion in deep waters and collision with other watercraft or stationary objects such as docks, rocks, pilings and buoys. I understand that I am responsible for my actions while I may be (a) practicing for or participating in any Sailing Event and (b) on the grounds of BYC. I also agree that I will be bound by the rules of BYC, the Racing Rules of Sailing and any and all other rules or documents which govern any Sailing Event.
Therefore, I acknowledge that participation in the sport of sailing and in any Sailing Event may involve substantial risk of personal injury or even death, and I hereby acknowledge the risk of any such injury to myself that may arise while practicing for or participating in any Sailing Event, and forever release and discharge BYC, its respective officers, directors, trustees, employees, members, volunteers, race committee, protest committee or agents, from any and all negligence, liability, damage, injury, loss, cost or expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred by me and arising in connection with or as a result of my participation in any Sailing Event.
I have taken all necessary steps to ensure that I am and the entered boat is adequately prepared for all possible contingencies, including appropriate safety equipment as may be required by law or that a prudent seaman would consider advisable.